Milford Sound, Te Anau

4.8
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Experience New Zealand's untouched wilderness by cruising Milford Sound, a fjord located within a World Heritage Site encompassing four national parks. Moved by the sight of rocky cliffs rising out of perfectly still water, writer Rudyard Kipling once described this fjord as the eighth wonder of the world. Mitre Peak, one of the most photographed mountains on the planet, towers over the sound. Most of the area's half a million annual visitors arrive by one of many bus tours from Queenstown offering easy access to this pristine natural world. Numerous operators also offer flights from Queenstown, drastically reducing transit time and giving you extra time for additional activities that day. If you're staying closer to the national park, you can reach the fjord by hiking a 50 km (31 mi) walking trail starting at Lake Te Anau. Before you head to Te Anau, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Te Anau route website, to make sure you see all that Te Anau has to offer, including Milford Sound.
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  • Really a sight to behold, an absolute stunning day to do this trip. The waterfalls, the sheer cliffs, the wildness of this part of the world was just spectacular. Very reasonable you priced and...  more »
  • The walk around the shoreline is beautiful. Recommend walking around taking time to be closer to the water. There was a swing on the shore (out of the walking track) which is fantastic for photo. Too....  more »
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  • Rainy weather brings its own style to Milford sound
  • Paradise on earth. The journey there is as good as the destination. BEWARE and keep an eye on the avalanche updates website as the roads can close if there is an avalanche risk. This means you can either be locked in or out of the one road to and from Milford Sound.

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